How do you write a polynomial in standard form, then classify it by degree and number of terms #8a - 10a^2 + 2#?

1 Answer
Oct 26, 2017

Degree = 2
number of terms = 3


1) Standard form means arranging in decreasing order of powers.
2) Degree means the highest power the variable has in the expression.
3) Terms means "things" seperated by + or - sign. In this expression, the terms are #-10a^2#, #8a# and 2.